CBBS supports Magdeburg conference series:
CBBS is again involved this year in the organization and funding of the LIN Symposium. The event has received international acclaim as one of the best meetings on the subject of Synapsis Biology in Europe. The importance of the meeting shows in the multiple confirmations of attendance by the editors of leading journals such as Karin Dumstrei from The EMBO and Katja Brose from Neuron. Lead by Michael R. Kreutz, the 4th Symposium will again evolve around the molecular foundations of neural plasticity, a field that is one of the most challenging and ever-changing in the brain sciences. Focus this year is on the topic of synaptopathies.
CBBS is once again cofunding this year’s edition of the conference series “The Auditory Cortex”. The goal of this conference is to bring together scientists that are dedicated to studying the auditory cortex of humans on the one hand and that of non-human vertebrates on the other. In order to achieve significant advances in understanding the build and functionality of the hearing cortex, a synthesis of both human and animal trials is of the essence in this field.
A second goal is to advance hearing research on a national and international level, especially that on the hearing cortex. The importance of this becomes evident when we look at the expanse of hearing damage all the way up to deafness that is present in today’s society, which has significant impact on the individual’s abilities to communicate and therefore function in society.